When I was little, I spent countless hours painting in my mothers ceramic shop. I loved the solitude in painting at a young age. Its been more than 30 years, and I finally picked up a brush last year! For years I dreamed of being an oil painter, so I decided it was time to put fear aside and go for it. At my core, I always felt that art tells the story in your heart where words can't. I'm drawn to color and shape, and try to find the simplicity and beautiful moments in my paintings.